Awareness raising program on gender based violence held

In the occasion of 22nd sixteen days of activism against gender based violence and 64th international human rights day, an awareness raising program has been held in Bhakundebesi of Kavre District on 9th December 2012.  

With the slogan 'Peace in the home to peace in the world, Lets maintain zero tolerance against gender based violence', Jagaran Nepal, National Forum of Women Rights Concern(NFOWRC) with local organizations Namobuddha F.M and village level paralegal committee Methinkot has jointly organized the awareness raising program.

The program was organized for sensitizing locals on violence against women and pressurizing  the local and national concerned stakeholders to take necessary steps who are severely affecting by different forms of violence.  A total of five testimonies shared their experiences who have faced acute forms of violence in the accusation of witchcraft, dowry, physical torture and family disputes.

Participants representing from District Administration Office, Kavre Women Development Office, NGO federation's district office office, Kavre Paralegal committee, media, Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare and social organizations were invited to observe the violence cases held in Kavre district.

Two cultural groups Kritika Samuha ' that is actively working on violence against women' and B-Manab demonstrated different awareness raising cultural programs and invited guests speakers expressed their commitment to carry out various activities that may help to minimize violence against women and take necessary actions from which a victim can get better justice. 

Ms.Sharmila Karki chairperson of Jagaran Nepal, senior journalist Tank Pant, Jagaran Nepal board member Shushila Subedi, Jagaran Nepal Advisor Shanta Shedhai, President of Federaton of Nepalese Journalist, Kavre Mahesh Poudel, NFOWRC coordinator Dhana GC and Under Secretary of Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare Sher Jang Karki put their views in the program.

More than 500 participants including NFOWRC secretariat members, local women groups, children, dalits, ethnic castes, students and local residents were present in the program.